A group of VWC members attended the Arkansas Writers' Conference in Little Rock and came back winners!
Local winners include:
Mary Lou Moran, with two cash awards and two honorable mentions;
Madelyn Young, one cash award and one honorable mention;
Mickey Jordan, one honorable mention
VWC also sponsored a contest (our members are not eligible to enter). Winners include:
Jim Barton, Huttig
Peggy Sanders, Searcy
Layne Fleming, NLR
Seven members of the VWC were presenters or moderators at the conference, including:
Linda Black (also one of the conference coordinators)
Mary Lou Moran
Madelyn also learned that she has an article in the upcoming Persimmon Tree ezine.
If you did not attend this year, we hope you can make plans to do so next year.
Almost two dozen members and guests have made reservations to attend Tales from the South on June 25.
If you (and spouses and guests) want to attend and have not yet paid, contact Madelyn Young at L'Audible Art or email her to reserve a space. The cost per person is $7.50.
What brings you to our website?
Perhaps you’d like to
Whatever your reason, we are glad you found our website and our club. Know that you are most welcome to join us. Whenever you’re ready, grab your paper and pen, and become a member; we will be waiting.
If you'd like to join our club immediately, submit the Member Application form.
"What an astonishing thing a book is. It is a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts, on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person. [...] Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. Books are proof that humans are capable of working magic." -- Carl Sagan
A lInk to Jo Carroll's blog www.electrictracks.blogspot.com has been added to our website Check it out along with the blogs of other members of the village writers club on the Links page in the navigation bar above.
A copy of the current By-laws for the Writers Club is posted on the Club Members page.
A copy of the Roland Mann workshop survey is posted on the Club Members page.
We hope that you will visit the website often to discover new and interesting information.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. -- Anonymous
I’m writing my next book under a pseudonym. It will be Mark Twain’s best young adult romance. -- Benson Bruno
The Critique meets at the Chamber of Commerce (West Gate) on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30.
Material for the critique is usually 2,000 words or less, emailed in .pdf format to all members of the group by the end of the week before the meeting.
Critiques are intended to be constructive and helpful, always focused on the work, not the writer. Copy editing/formatting aid is usually done beforehand on the material and brought to the meeting, but not discussed in any detail.
Oral critique usually concerns plot, characterization, reader interest, etc.
A list of critique group members is not currently available for posting.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. -- Samuel Johnson
There are just three rules for writing -- but nobody knows what they are. -- Somerset Maugham
Cut out all the exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald